Reg Meuross with Anna Tanvir at Sidmouth Parish Church

| August 9, 2018
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Date(s) - 09/08/2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Sidmouth Parish Church

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Reg Meuross raising funds for the homeless
Sidmouth Parish Church
Thursday 9 August 5.30-7pm (doors 5pm)
Ticket price: £10 adv £12 on the door £5 for Sidmouth Folk Week pass holders. All profits to Gateway

Reg Meuross is no stranger to raising funds for Sidmouth Parish Church, in previous years money has been raised for the fabric of the church building such as replacement window frames using specialist stone masons and locally-quarried limestone, and new loos (LavAid).

This year he is raising funds for Gateway, for the homeless and those who are vulnerably housed. Mark Radcliffe described Reg as a “brilliant singer songwriter and true troubadour with a social conscience,” writing songs which comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide-ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees to some of most beautifully disarming lyrics ever written.
and for this reason the church and Gateway are very excited to link up with him in this way.

Gateway Homelessness Action Group was formed partly in response to the tragic death of a homeless person as well as the general awareness of people ‘slipping through the net’ in regard to current homelessness provision in Sidmouth.

Gateways aims are as follows:

to help homeless and vulnerable people in Sidmouth to access existing provision
to act as an advocate for individuals and on behalf of homeless and vulnerable people within the wider (local) community
to explore ways of assisting with the provision of practical resources
to provide a means of identifying rough sleepers and alerting other agencies to their presence as appropriate
to liaise with existing service providers both voluntary and statutory.

Gateway was founded and is managed by Lesley Crawford and Ann Worthington- both with professional backgrounds in housing and social care- and now falls under the ‘umbrella’ of the Sidvalley Mission Community via Sidmouth Parish Church.

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Katie Whitehouse: booker of gigs, seeker of adventures, writer of stuff, fingers in pies and lover of life.

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